Warriors: Stephen Curry on verge of setting another 3-point record

Golden State Warriors, Stephen Curry, Draymond Green. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports
Golden State Warriors, Stephen Curry, Draymond Green. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports /

Stephen Curry recently broke the record for most 3-pointers in a single month with 90 made shots and a game to spare for the Golden State Warriors. (Update, he finished April with 96 total 3-pointers). With less than a month remaining on the schedule, Curry could set another record before the season is all said and done.

Death, taxes and Stephen Curry setting 3-point records. The Golden State Warriors superstar is on the verge of having the best shooting season ever.

We are all familiar with Curry’s 2015-16 run. Unanimous MVP, 400+ total 3-pointers and the first-ever 50/40/90 season from a 30+ points per game scorer in history (Oh yeah, and 73 wins). Although Curry won’t be matching all of these incredible feats — he actually might surpass his per-game averages.

Curry is currently drilling 5.1 3-pointers a game, which is equal to his 2016 pace that set the single-season record. This is the third time in his career that he’s matched this average and could be the first time he finally beats it.

For reference, Curry is attempting a career-high 20.9 shots per game and 12.0 3-pointers. This increased volume has hardly impacted his efficiency, still hovering around the 50/40/90 margin. As a result, it’s possible Curry finishes the year with a strong run and bumps his averages to set a new NBA record.

In a league where 3-point shooting has become everyone’s go-to weapon, it’s incredible to see Curry not only be the highest volume shooter but arguably the most efficient as well. It’s hard to find another player who can score on the perimeter in so many ways as Curry and it’s even more incredible when you look at his touches.

Because of Steve Kerr’s commitment to motion offense, Curry isn’t even unlocking his full record-breaking potential. While I think this decision to limit Curry’s ball dominance is going to be beneficial in the long run for Golden State, it’s fun to imagine the type of numbers a fully unleashed Curry would be posting.

Regardless, Curry is rolling and getting ready to etch his name into the history books once more before the season is over.

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